Chloe Mead in "They Dance" Image by Gigi Giannella

Chloe Mead in "They Dance"
Image by Gigi Giannella

"THEY DANCE" TRAILER

"THEY DANCE" FULL PERFORMANCE

 

INTERVIEW WITH TIM ABOUT THEY DANCE

 

IGNITION DANCE FESTIVAL 2017 TRAILER

"They Dance" (2017)

Choreographer, Tim Casson (Casson & Friends) collaborates with writer and audio describer, Alice Sanders to create a new dance theatre work, ‘They Dance’.

Combining energetic dance with live audio description, the work takes a light hearted look at the challenge of turning dance into words - and words into dance!

What if the dancers disagree with the description?

and what if the audio describer wants to join in…

 

CREDITS

  • Devised & Performed by Tim Casson, Alice Sanders and Chloe Mead

  • Duration: 15 Minutes

  • Commissioned by Ignition Dance Festival at Dance West

 

REVIEW

Tim Casson’s playful They Dance is the perfect beginning for a contemporary dance festival. He and Chloe Mead tilt, spiral and hit their foreheads with their hands ‘like they did a terrible mistake’, as professional audio describer Alice Sanders explains. Casson and his friends use wry humour to engage us with the issues that can arise when dance is translated into words and vice versa. As a solidly joyful perception on how difficult – if not impossible – it is to dance what you say and say what you dance, They Dance prompts the thought that maybe we don’t have to explain everything we see onstage but instead just surrender to it.
— The Wonderful World of Dance
 

IMAGES BY GIGI GIANNELLA